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Richland Power Plant To Shut Down Temporarily

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Energy Northwest's nuclear power plant in Richland will shut down for a short time.

This isn't due to sequestration, but it is part of a normal bi-annual process in which the plant takes time to upgrade equipment and clean some parts that cant be accessed while it's active. For 40 days the plant stops producing energy, and this process actually creates about 1,400 temporary jobs.

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